Koko Taylor: What It Takes - The Chess Years
Don Snowden, Chess/MCA Records, 1991
IT'S ALTOGETHER FITTING that Koko Taylor's first Chess single was I Got What It Takes. Nearly three decades in the blues business--years punctuated by a satchelful of Grammy nominations and W.C. Handy awards for her string of albums released on Alligator--have long since dispelled any doubts about Taylor's capabilities as a blues vocalist.
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